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Kirkland Grades Question

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:21 pm

Hi all-was a summer at Kirkland and received a full time offer. The offer letter states, "you must maintain an academic record that is comparable to the transcript you have provided us." Anyone have experience with what this means? Is this just so that people don't skip all classes etc and so the firm is ok with a minor grade drop, or do they stringently apply this?
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Re: Kirkland Grades Question

Postby Nagster5 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:23 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Hi all-was a summer at Kirkland and received a full time offer. The offer letter states, "you must maintain an academic record that is comparable to the transcript you have provided us." Anyone have experience with what this means? Is this just so that people don't skip all classes etc and so the firm is ok with a minor grade drop, or do they stringently apply this?
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It's standard, and mostly meaningless.

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Re: Kirkland Grades Question

Postby UVA2B » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Hi all-was a summer at Kirkland and received a full time offer. The offer letter states, "you must maintain an academic record that is comparable to the transcript you have provided us." Anyone have experience with what this means? Is this just so that people don't skip all classes etc and so the firm is ok with a minor grade drop, or do they stringently apply this?
Thanks!!


Stay in good academic standing. KE (or insert any firm) doesn't have to report your grades to literally anyone.

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Re: Kirkland Grades Question

Postby Vincent Adultman » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:24 pm

So long as the economy holds out, feel free to fuck around with impunity. Kirkland, and any of the major firms for that matter, will not rescind your offer at this point.

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Re: Kirkland Grades Question

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:54 pm

Anecdotally, I've heard someone at Kirkland received a D range grade 3L year and still kept her offer.

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Re: Kirkland Grades Question

Postby rpupkin » Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:00 am

Anonymous User wrote:Anecdotally, I've heard someone at Kirkland received a D range grade 3L year and still kept her offer.

Not surprised. I don't know about KE specifically, but I suspect that most big law firms—including firms that are highly grade-conscious when hiring SAs—don't even look at your 3L grades if they made (and you accepted) an offer after your 2L summer. After you send in your final transcript, someone in HR confirms that you got your JD and that's generally the end of it.



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